News From Terre Haute, Indiana

March 30, 2013

No serious injures in semitrailer crash

Tribune-Star staff report
The Tribune-Star

TERRE HAUTE — No serious injuries were reported after a semitrailer crashed into the rear of another semitrailer stopped for a railroad crossing on U.S. 41 South in Sullivan County on Friday afternoon.

Jason Bobbitt, deputy sheriff with the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Department, said a tanker semitrailer, that had just delivered anhydrous ammonia, was stopped at a railroad crossing on U.S. 41 per highway regulations when another semitrailer struck it from the rear. The second semitrailer was hauling bread to Kentucky, Bobbitt said. The tanker truck ended up in the median while the bread truck stopped on the shoulder, allowing officers to keep one lane of traffic open at most times, Bobbitt said. The tanker truck was empty at the time of the crash, which occurred about 2:30 p.m., he said.